For the last year I've had a problem. I've watched several shows that I never really wanted to review, mostly because I'd dwell too much on one element and never move on. I knew it. That said, the assets and notes still exist, so instead of reviewing each one individually, I'll just blitz on through my "purgatory"…
The Idolm@ster Movie: Beyond the Brilliant Future! is the sequel movie to the Idolm@ster anime series, which itself is based off the popular Idolm@ster series of simulation games by Namco Bandai. The movie is everything you want out of a continuation movie without many of the drawbacks.
Last season had a lot of mixed reactions from my fellow Ani-TAY compatriots, but surprisingly almost everyone I know that watched Locodol agrees that it was a strong entry in the season. It's a comedy show that draws from the idol genre to make an entertaining twist on the usual.
Today I get the surprise joy of mentioning Xam'd: Lost Memories. It's a character-heavy adventure by Bones in the same vein as its spiritual predecessor Eureka Seven. It ended up being one of my favorite shows by Bones, fixing many of my issues with their other mecha outings.
After finishing my reviews for Aquarion, I decided the time had come to try out the only Shoji Kawamori show I'd never watched: AKB0048. It's a science fiction action mecha idol show by Satelight. Yes, you read those genres right. Let's go on a science-fiction adventure into AKB0048.
Today I'm going over one of the most painful shows I had to watch in the winter season of 2014: Magical Warfare. Ask anyone what they thought of Magical Warfare and you're likely to get the same answer: we really, really wanted it to be good, but it wasn't.
Today I'm looking at Gundam AGE, a show that has been perpetually stuck in my watch pipeline for a couple of months now. If I had to describe Gundam AGE in a sentence, it would be this: It had a mega-ton of potential, but it squandered every drop of it. Yep, it's that bad.
Every season has its Ecchi shows. They're a polarizing part of the anime lineup and they never resonate with everyone. I'm no different, I'm usually burned by ecchi shows because they normally just suck. That said, every once in a while, an ecchi show comes along that I enjoy. Strike the Blood was one of them.
I have a confession to make. I'm not a fan of American Football. My real sports passion comes from the American pastime Baseball. So when Aestevalis recommended Cross Game to us in the first episode of the Ani-TAY Podcast, I went ahead and stuck it on my "medium priority" list. It was promptly finished in a week.
Today it's follow-the-leader as I review Log Horizon in the wake of Richard Eisenbeis. It's a story about an entire community of gamers suddenly and inexplicably getting pulled into the game world of Elder Tale. What follows is a story of thousands of players finding their place in this new world and the implications…
Today I take on the anime of the game Valkyria Chronicles. The original game developers are upfront and pitch the series as a romance story that just happens to take place in the middle of a war. That's pretty much exactly what it is, no mistake.
Today I'm going to take on Ano Natsu de Matteru. Also known as Waiting in the Summer, this is series about romance, slice of life, and comedy. At least that's what the production company seemed to want us to think.
Two months already? Wow, I barely even noticed the days pass. Today I'm recapping the review marathon for the first leg of 2014. As usual, expect a list, hints at the future, and my favorites from this batch. You all ready?
Planes, romance, and adventure; I might as well be in heaven as I jump into The Princess and the Pilot, a fantasy romance adventure film. It's exactly what it says on the box: there's a princess, there's a pilot, and there's gloriously animated planes.
As promised, I've compiled my listing of the five anime of this season that you should be watching. I'll be honest with you all, it's been a bit of a rough season so far. There's a lot of potential but even I can't predict the outcome of this season.
Today I'll be looking at the latest addition to the Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate universe: Robotics;Notes. This is the story of a few high school students that try to build a giant mecha and get caught up in a global conspiracy along the way.
Well, that was certainly something. By that I mean "how did any of that make any sense"? If I had to describe Walkure Romanze in a sentence, then I'd have to say the following: this series was loaded with fanservice, crazy, and had an unhealthy fascination with knights.
Today I take on the first of three films I'll be watching by Makoto Shinkai: 5 Centimeters per Second. It's a romantic drama centering around Takaki and Akari as they go through life. It's separated into three acts during different times of their lives.